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Senior Gecko Ensembles are for people aged 13 – 17

“You feel really at home, surrounded by a group of really nice kids who share the same passion as me”
-Senior Gecko Ensemble member 2016

The Senior Gecko Ensemble is all about building theatre skills and professional practice in an environment of play, imagination and possibility. Over the year this ensemble will explore acting fundamentals, Shakespeare monologues and a range of theatre devising techniques, in a playful, supportive and professional environment.

Term 4: The Future

The Term 4 theme for our Gecko Ensembles is The Future, in honour of our brand new play My Robot! Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by Matt Edgerton, My Robot will premiere this November at the State Theatre Centre and is for younger audiences but It is always important for our professional theatre work to be in concert with our ensemble programming and so all Gecko Ensembles will explore the wonderful potential this theme offers with content tuned to each group’s age and experience.

Senior Geckos will draw inspiration from the mountain of exciting theatrical work being made about the future at the moment. From Headlong’s brilliant stage adaptation of 1984, to The Simpsons-inspired Mr Burns: A Post Electric Play, there is no shortage of stimulus material about how humanity may change in the coming years. Will our future be a utopia, a dystopia or something entirely different – the Senior Geckos will give us their unique vision of The Future!

Term 4 is a PERFORMANCE term meaning we are focussed on applying the fundamental elements of acting and working towards a more fully rehearsed performance outcome. Over a period of nine sessions, young people will explore the theme of The Future. This will culminate in a short rehearsed performance for friends and family. By the end of the term participants will have developed their ability to devise, rehearse and perform work that is meaningful to them. The habits of mind remain the same across this term. The four skills are all about creating theatre and performing it with presence.

Looking for previous term themes? We cleaned this page up a bit now you’ll find those topics in this post.

Term programs are correct at the time of publication but may change during the year in response to changing circumstances or to better meet the needs of children enrolled in an Ensemble group. More details about individual Term programs will be made available when enrolments open for that term.

You can find a Senior Gecko Ensemble at the following venues and times.

Gecko Ensembles run every week of the school term, normally starting the first Saturday of each term.  Each term concludes with a showing for parents and friends at the last session of the term.

The University of Western Australia

Dates  – Term Four Saturday 14 October – 9 December, 2017
Times 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue UWA, meet at Jackson Court, adjacent to the Dolphin and Octagon Theatres each week
Cost $380 or $349.60 with early bird special*

Dates –Term Four Saturday 14 October – 9 December, 2017
Times 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Venue UWA, meet at Jackson Court, adjacent to the Dolphin and Octagon Theatres each week
Cost $380 or $349.60 with early bird special*

Koorliny Arts Centre – Kwinana

Dates –Term Four Saturday 14 October – 9 December, 2017
Times 12.30 – 2pm
Venue Koorliny Arts Cente, 10 Hutchins Way, Kwinana
Cost $200 or $165.60 with early bird special*

Broome in association with Broome Civic Theatre

Dates –Term Four Saturday 14 October – 9 December, 2017
Times 11 – 1pm
Venue Broome,  Broome Civic Centre, 27 Weld St, Broome WA
Cost $250 or $230 with early bird special*

*Early bird discount available until 26 September,  2017.


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